Where’s Waldo

December 14th, 2017

Well, more accurately, where’s Luce? If not for him white blaze and white tip of his paw, he would be totally camouflaged. When I am working he likes to lay at my feet, under my desk. The funny thing about it is that I am often surprised that he is there because I usually do not hear him come in and lay down. Maybe he is part cat?

Luce in Profile

December 8th, 2017

Luce was sitting in my office getting lots of attention from Stacey when she had to get up and do something. Luce hung there for a minute looking in the direction of where she was last seen:

Probably thinking, “Now why did you leave, I was really enjoying that attention”.

Family Christmas Photo 2017

December 3rd, 2017

Stacey and Luce did great for the photo as I am sure you must agree. Not quite sure about the rest of us.

Heading Out for the Christmas Card Picture

December 3rd, 2017

Luce got to wear a fancy Swiss Traditions collar for the Christmas card photo. Here he is in the back of the SUV getting ready to go:

This one is better since you can see his face.

Here he is looking right at the camera:

Luce May Be Part Beaver

December 1st, 2017

Luce still likes to lay flat to the floor with his legs out the back. He mostly only does this on hard flooring so we think he likes the coolness on his belly. Now that his tail is coming into its own it spreads out behind him like a Beaver tail.

Training Again

November 25th, 2017

Stacey took this picture at last week’s training class. Luce did well as usual but in reality, not much happened during the class due to one dog that went bat $h!+ crazy when some people set off model rockets about every 10 minutes. When that dog started barking, that caused another dog to go nuts as well. We pretty much were on our own to practice what we had been working on.

The next dog to the right of Luce and I is named Rossi and he is a rescue. He is part German Shepard, Red Siberian Husky, and Golden Retriever. We first learned about him on a local social media site and are really happy to know that he will be able to stay with his current family. He has very unique markings and white “four eyes” which are not usually found like that on any of the breeds that is part of him.


Luce and the Broom

November 24th, 2017

I was sweeping the driveway the other day when Luce decided to come out and see what was going on. He tends to eat the dry leaves if given the chance so it is better to keep the driveway clean as much as possible. The sweeping motion seems to have gotten him excited and he was drawn to it, but, he jumped away if it got too close for his comfort. At first I though it might have scared him but he had full ability to get away from it. Now it seems that he likes the excitement and the new experience. Take a look for yourself:


Luce Found a New Place to Curl Up

November 23rd, 2017

Luce just started tucking himself in to a new place which is just outside my office, in the alcove in front of the door to the garage. He can be on the carpet, or on the tile, depending on what he prefers. I can tell when he crashes there because he pushes the door closed even more which makes a sound. The door’s weatherstripping is no match for his 88 lbs.

This might be a new place for Luce but this is not new for those that came before him. Our Nico really liked this spot as well but came at it from a different direction. He usually like to prop his head that way which gave me a neck ache just looking at him in this position.

Click on his name or picture above to see more about our beloved rescue boy Nico.

Happy Thanksgiving to All and 8th Month Birthday to Luce, brother Max, and cousin Gracie

November 23rd, 2017

Luce is not usually allowed in the kitchen on the wood floor to keep him out of the way. Today, he really seemed to be liking the scent of turkey in the oven so it was hard to keep chasing him out, especially when he looks like this:

He weighed in yesterday at 88.3lbs so he is no “cane piccolo” any more. On the other side of the spectrum is my sister’s dog Gracie who shares the same birthday with Luce but that is about it. She is 5lbs (soaking wet if I had to guess):

Gracie apparently got into some mud right before this picture was taken. Cane cattivo piccolo!

Luce and his BFF Ranger Playing

November 23rd, 2017

Luce and Ranger got to play this morning when they were both fresh and full of energy. Ranger seemed to have lost interest at the end but Luce “talked” him back in.